HCA taps new CEO for Chippenham, Johnston-Willis hospitals
Lance Jones replaces Dr. William Lunn, who will be market president
Lance Jones will be the new CEO of Richmond’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals, HCA Virginia announced this week.
Jones previously served as market president for HCA Healthcare Inc.’s LewisGale Regional Health System from 2018 until earlier this year, when he left to join the private equity industry. Before Jones was at LewisGale, he was CEO of StoneSprings Hospital Center in Northern Virginia.
Dr. William Lunn, the former CEO of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals, will move up to HCA’s Capital Division president when Tim McManus, who had been in that position and was promoted to lead HCA’s national operating group, shifts to his new role on Jan. 1, 2023.
“I am thrilled Lance is rejoining the HCA Virginia family at Chippenham and Johnston-Willis hospitals,” Lunn said in a statement. “His reputation for developing a strong team culture precedes him. He joins a talented group of people who are vital to the community, and I have no doubt his addition will ensure we continue providing the highest level of care.”
While at LewisGale, Jones recruited numerous specialists to the hospital and launched an electrophysiology program, comprehensive graduate medical education program, robotics service line and an advanced orthopedic and neurosurgical program, according to a news release. The hospital also expanded its cardiovascular service line and women’s services. Jones also oversaw the opening of two freestanding emergency rooms.
The New Zealand native earned a bachelor of science in physiology and a bachelor of physical therapy from the University of Otago before earning his master of science in health care administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
HCA Virginia has 14 hospitals, 27 outpatient centers, six freestanding emergency rooms and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians.